Definition Of plait
form (hair or other material) into a plait or plaits.
He gently combed the tangles out of her hair and deftly plaited a long simple braid.
Example Of plait
A girl suspended from school after refusing to remove her new hair extensions and plaits will not be returning to her classroom - even though her hair is back to normal.
‘I'll show you how to wash and plait long hair, kid,’ he offered.
Black strands were falling from her firm plait of hair, and her face looked ashen in the firelight.
But the Qing were also Manchu invaders, who forced every Chinese man to wear his hair in a long plait as a sign of subjection and instigated a literary inquisition that codified what could and could not be read in China.
Children plait them, knot them, and turn them into anything from friendship bracelets to tiny dragons.